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Take Chester Park Drive or Chester Parkway to Skyline Boulevard to begin at the top of the trail. This 2.5 mile loop trail is somewhat steep and often wet and is considered challenging. If you want to start at the base of the hill begin at 14th Ave. E. and 4th Street. Station 7 is about one block above 4th Street on the East side of the Creek.

Chester Creek is one of 23 major creek ravines in the City of Duluth. Spring fed, it rises in the area of Rice Lake and Arrowhead Roads and after leaving Chester Park under the 4th Street bridge it is diverted by culverts until it empties into Lake Superior below the Rose Garden on London Road.

Igneous rock sculpted by glaciation and water erosion created the geographical features of Chester Creek. The rock formations found in this general area are part of the core of the continent, The Great or Canadian Shield. This volcanic rock is more than one billion years old, some of the oldest on earth. At the top of the Park is the historic shoreline of Glacial Lake Duluth. The deposits of red clay found throughout the Park were lake bottom sediment, eroded silts from younger volcanic and sedimentary rock washed down by water flows from the retreating glaciers.

 

Trail Map from: https://sites.google.com/site/trailrunners/DuluthTrails.kmz 

For more information: http://duluthtrails.com/chester-park/

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